Prior to Amanda Spielman’s emphasis on curriculum, the Cambridge Primary review recommended that primary curriculum reflect schools’ contexts and communities. Curricula design, however, is no longer (and has not been for some decades now) on initial teacher training courses nor generally a topic of professional development in schools. In this session, the headteacher of the first University Training School for primary education will share the process by which they arrived at an intellectually robust curriculum design, rooted in academic research and with a commitment to nurture Compassionate Citizenship.
Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.